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Government advice will change, but based on the latest:
Practice good hand washing (soap & water are fine). Respiratory hygiene – use tissues or cover your mouth with your inner elbow when you cough or sneeze.
Social distancing is advisable for all.
This is especially important in the over 70’s, pregnant women, and any age with an underlying condition such as lung or heart disease, asthma, diabetes or suppressed immune system.
The entire household should isolate for 14-21 days if anyone in the house has a persistent cough (more than half a day) or fever, however mild. If you live alone, isolation should be for 7 days.
Many people are already being helped by neighbors and friends and know what extra services local businesses are now offering. However, if you would like the latest update or need to find out where you can ask a local volunteer to walk a dog, pick up a prescription or which local shops/pubs are delivering then you can:
Call Lydford Helpline: 07572 785 522 (9am-8pm)
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, for any medical COVID-19 questions use NHS 111 online or if you have no Internet access dial 111. In a medical emergency dial 999.
The Parish Council are maintaining a database of information which might be of use. Click here to read the current database. (Opens in a new window)
West Devon Borough Council have forwarded a list of groups who might be able to help those with financial worries. The Navigate Helpline can provide guidance on all matters of personal finance.
Scammers are using the Covid-19 outbreak in their attempts to scare money from potential victims. Devon Communities Together have produced an informational flyer to help people identify a scam.
Should you need to find out your NHS number, it can be found here. Remember never to provide any sensitive data over the phone.
Those who are not at high risk and not already isolating:
ASSUME YOU ARE CARRYING THE VIRUS AND ARE TRYING TO AVOID PASSING IT ON.
Help protect the community and the NHS.